Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

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Mar. 8, 2015 21:00

Cute! Girls Getting Hit on the Butt with a Baseball Bat: Is This the Birth of a New Landmark in Niigata?!

Cute! Girls Getting Hit on the Butt with a Baseball Bat: Is This the Birth of a New Landmark in Niigata?!

There has been a sudden wave of interest in a photo collection called “Ketsu Bat Girl!” - a collection created in Furumachi, Niigata of girls getting hit on the butt with a baseball bat.

Mar. 8, 2015 15:00

We Asked Everyone! Hatsune Miku Favorite Song Ranking No. 30–21!

We Asked Everyone! Hatsune Miku Favorite Song Ranking No. 30–21!

Tokyo Otaku Mode’s special focus on Hatsune Miku begins today!

Mar. 8, 2015 13:00

These ‘YuYu Hakusho’ Chibi Rubber Mascots Are Too Cute!

These ‘YuYu Hakusho’ Chibi Rubber Mascots Are Too Cute!

Yoshihiro Togashi’s YuYu Hakusho gets chibi rubber mascot series; available in gashapon machines throughout Japan

Mar. 8, 2015 05:00

Japanese Commercial Bonanza! Son Goku! Freeza! Dempagumi! Breakdancing Gachapin?

Japanese Commercial Bonanza! Son Goku! Freeza! Dempagumi! Breakdancing Gachapin?

It’s fairly well known that if you search for “Japanese commercial” on any video site, you are in for hours of amazing entertainment.

Mar. 7, 2015 21:00

Beauty Care Infused with Anime! ‘World Masterpiece Theater’ Joins Unique Face Pack Series!

Beauty Care Infused with Anime! ‘World Masterpiece Theater’ Joins Unique Face Pack Series!

Popular characters Nello and Patrasche from World Masterpiece Theater are now available as “Friend Face Packs.”

Mar. 7, 2015 13:00

Ninja Slayer From Animation Global Streaming, 2016 TV Broadcast Announced!

*Ninja Slayer From Animation* Global Streaming, 2016 TV Broadcast Announced!

Ninja Slayer dashes across the world; streaming to begin spring 2015; anime broadcast slated for 2016

Mar. 7, 2015 05:00

Anisong×Club Sound! Yun*chi Releases Teaser Video for Her Upcoming Anisong Cover Album!

Anisong×Club Sound! Yun*chi Releases Teaser Video for Her Upcoming Anisong Cover Album!

Yun*chi has revealed teaser video which you can listen to some parts of all the songs included in the new album “Ani*Yun ~anime song cover~“(release date :April 15th), and announced sound producers who participated in the album.

Mar. 6, 2015 21:00

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ to Start April 12; Weaver, MimiMemeMIMI to Create Theme Songs

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ to Start April 12; Weaver, MimiMemeMIMI to Create Theme Songs

The broadcast start date for the TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches has been confirmed. The anime will kick off on Tokyo MX on April 12 before being broadcast on networks nationwide in Japan.

Mar. 6, 2015 13:00

First Anime Adaptation from Poni Can Books Confirmed!

First Anime Adaptation from Poni Can Books Confirmed!

Poni Can Books anime adaptation round 1; Daiki Yamashita, Ari Ozawa join Lance N' Masques

Mar. 6, 2015 09:55

Music Group Ninja Butterfly Debuts to the World on March 3

Music Group Ninja Butterfly Debuts to the World on March 3

Ninja Butterfly made their world debut on March 3, the Japanese public holiday “Hinamatsuri” - Girls’ Day.

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